IAM Oral History Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
India Association of Minnesota
Start Date
December 2010
End Date
June 2011
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview

This project is sixth in a series between the India Association of Minnesota and the Minnesota Historical Society. It was developed to convey the history of the Indian Music Society of Minnesota (IMSOM) in three ways:

1. The collection and transcription of seven interviews telling the oral history of IMSOM.

2. The digitization of thirty years of concert performance recordings by leading musiciains from India as well as local artists.

3. The collection, catalogizing and archiving of IMSOM documentation in the form of program notes, season brochures, official documents related to the organization, press releases, flyers, posters and a CD of the 25th Anniversary event.

Access to high quality recorded material from musicians of India over a thirty-year period is now available to those interested in a brief but culturally important time of classical Indian music.

Project Details
To document in 7 interviews the history of subcontinental Indian music in Minnesota
Legal Citation / Subdivision
LAWS of MINNESOTA for 2009 Ch. 172, Art. 1, Subd. 4 (b), Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants
Appropriation Language

(b) Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants. (i) $2,250,000 in 2010 and $4,500,000 in 2011 are appropriated for history programs and projects operated or conducted by or through local, county, regional or other historical or cultural organizations; or for activities to preserve significant historic and cultural resources. Funds are to be distributed through a competitive grants process. The Minnesota Historical Society shall administer these funds using established grants mechanisms, and with assistance from the advisory committee created herein.

2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
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PO Box 130158
St. Paul
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345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155